•Artwood Vintage Thermo Aged™

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•Artwood Vintage Thermo Aged™

Thermo Aged™ Only choice selected and seasoned tone wood can be cured to Thermo Aged™ wood. The wood is heated in a vacuum with a specific treatment for each kind of the wood in order to release water and decompose resin contained within the wood. As a result, Thermo Aged™ tone wood becomes light, hard and stable like tone wood dried for decades, while providing amazing response and a louder sound. The tone character includes a full-bodied low-end and a great smooth sustain in the treble strings which are common features of vintage guitars. Plus, the Thermo Aged™ process turns spruce tops amber, adding another vintage characteristic. VIEW ALL *A simplified graph based on the analysis of the sound source recorded under a specific condition and a playing style Simplified Graph Comparing Thermo Aged™ to Non-Thermo Aged Guitars The Thermo Aged™ process makes the sound louder across the entire frequency range, especially the bass and treble areas. (The base line in the graph represents the sound character of Non-Thermo Aged guitar). Having a Thermo Aged™ solid back brings further enhancement to the sound along with the Thermo Aged™ solid top; even more bass, even more treble, and plenty of punch. Ibanez Introduces “Thermo Aged” Artwood Vintage Acoustics Thermo Aged™ Solid Top and Spruce X Bracing Thermo Aged™ Solid top w/Thermo Aged™ Spruce X bracing delivers ample volume and an enormous frequency range. Thermo Aged™ Solid Mahogany Back and Spruce Back Bracing (AVD10, AVM10, AVN10) Thermo Aged™ solid Mahogany back and Thermo Aged™ Spruce back bracing offers a wide open resonant sound with vivid tone projection. Bone nut and saddle A bone nut and saddle provide optimal transference of the natural string vibration. Grover® Chrome Open Gear tuners w/Butterbean knobs (AVD10, AVM10, AVN10) Grover® open gear tuners w/butterbean knobs(18:1 gear ratio) ensure accurate, stable tuning and help reduce the headstock weight, while contributing to the vintage look. Deluxe Design Mother Of Pearl Fretboard Inlay(AVD10, AVM10, AVN10) Ibanez’s original Mother of Pearl fretboard inlay adds to the timeless look Artwood Vintage guitars. D’Addario® NB1253 Nickel Bronze strings D’Addario® Nickel Bronze strings emphasize the natural voice of Thermo Aged™ wood with incredible clarity, resonance and...

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The New Grandmeister Deluxe 40

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The New Grandmeister Deluxe 40

Introducing GrandMeister Deluxe 40 September 19th, 2016   We’re proud to present GrandMeister Deluxe 40: the smartest all-tube amp the world has ever seen!GrandMeister Deluxe 40 combines all-tube tones and smart control features in a supremely playable package. On top of its plethora of amazing sounds, every knob and switch setting on the amp can be easily saved, stored and recalled at the touch of a button, and the studio-quality on-board effects settings are saved right along with the gain and EQ knob values. It’s pure tonal magic, as you’ll see here… Now go and discover GrandMeister Deluxe 40 in all its glory right here: http://hughes-and-kettner.com/products/grandmeister/grandmeister-deluxe-40/...

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The New Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister DeLuxe 20 and 40

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The New Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister DeLuxe 20 and 40

This is the one you’ve all been waiting for: we’re delighted to introduce TubeMeister Deluxe! Fresh for NAMM 2016, TubeMeister Deluxe is a jaw dropping chunky new brother for TubeMeister, and is set to make your job as a guitar player better sounding, easier, and a whole load more fun. The 20-watt Deluxe 20 and the 40-watt Deluxe 40 take the Meister lunchbox amp format to a whole new level, with boutique tube tones inspired by the most-loved channels of the flagship TriAmp Mark 3, and a bunch of killer new features that make Rocking on Stage, Playing at Home and Recording at Night better than...

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Hughes&Kettner News

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Hughes&Kettner News

WMI-1 THE HUGHES & KETTNER WMI-1 ENABLES YOU TO WIRELESSLY REMOTE CONTROL ALL OF THE FUNCTIONS FOUND IN THE GRANDMEISTER APP FOR IPAD. EVEN ON STAGES OR IN REHEARSAL ROOMS WHERE WI-FI IS NOT AVAILABLE, THE WMI-1 CREATES ITS OWN WI-FI NETWORK! More information: WIRELESS MIDI INTERFACE     TRIAMP MARK 3 CHANGING THE GAME. SERIOUSLY. TriAmp Mark 3 might just be the most intelligent, versatile tube amplifier the world has ever seen. But there’s more to it than that. This is an amp that delivers brutal tonal intensity, with more sheer energy bubbling under your fingertips than you’ve ever experienced before. You don’t know guitar amps unless you’ve played TriAmp Mark 3. Seriously. No limits. No compromises. This is what you get when 30 years of tube amp expertise combine with an absolute freedom of engineering. The result is an amp boasting a range of professional sounds not offered by any other amp anywhere on the planet. And best of all, TriAmp Mark 3’s breathtaking versatility and inspirational tonality is matched only by its ease and joy of use. FEATURES Each of TriAmp Mark 3’s six independent, action-packed channels represents a whole era of tone, and each of these six eras can be routed to three independent tube power amps. But there’s more. You can also combine two or even all three of the power amps, merge different power amp characters, and play TriAmp Mark 3 with up to 150 watts of sheer tube power. This effectively lets you custom tailor your amp in the amp, recalling up to 128 sound constellations with the touch of a button via MIDI. And if that’s not enough, TriAmp Mark 3 leaves our factory in St. Wendel, Germany equipped with two pairs of 6L6 power tubes and one pair of EL34s — but it works equally well with other tube types too. The revised TSC System — Tube Safety Control, which automatically and constantly biases tubes and keeps your amp in good health — allows you to combine KT66s, KT77s, KT88s, 6550s, 5881s, 7581s and/or 6CA7s. Imagine what this could do for your trademark sounds. TriAmp Mark 3 genuinely lets you usher in a new era of tone! for more information...

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Nino Percussion

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 Learning to play an instrument and making music are life-changing things to do, especially for children. Starting this in early childhood nurtures many things including perception, motor skills and the ability to learn and retain information. Making music also promotes personal confidence and social skills. These are all beneficial well beyond one’s childhood years. NINO® Percussion offers an outstanding collection of musical instruments designed specifically for children. These more than meet the requirements of early childhood music education and are ideal for kindergarten and school programs, or for music therapy and other music-making activities. It is important to know that NINO® Percussion instruments are not toys. These are the real thing, designed for safety, durability, attractiveness and playability. Most importantly, they are in tune and musical. In fact, the only difference between NINO® Percussion instruments and those created for adults is their size and colour.These appealing and pleasing designs are all made in Germany. And because they are of such a high quality and include a wide variety of sound choices, they are extremely popular with young players of all ages (teachers love them too). Yes, whether played alone or within a group, the performance and sound quality of NINO® Percussion instruments make them the ideal choice for young musicians and those who teach them. More...

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The MEINL Cymbal Series

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The MEINL Cymbal Series

https://meinlcymbals.com/fileadmin/cymbals/Downloads/Meinl_Catalog_2019_WEB.pdf           2019 MEINL CYMBAL GUIDE Hand hammered cymbals created for today’s music. And ultra-modern designs that give drummers more sounds to choose from. Between our traditional foundry in Turkey and our state-of-the-art facility in Germany, we do it all. Cymbals, sounds and beyond. Six Degrees of Darkness The warm darkness of traditional hand hammered cymbals is re-imagined with Byzance. Each range is hand crafted by MEINL artisans at our foundry in Turkey, then given sound-enhancing final touches by our craftsmen in Germany. Six different ranges offer a choice of feels and sounds for virtually every style of music. Best of all, with Byzance your sound is all yours, because every Byzance cymbal is a one-of-a-kind. Modern While traditional cymbal making covers the warmer, darker end of the sound spectrum, it takes modern cymbal making technology to create brighter, glassier sounds. With M-Series and Soundcaster those qualities come to life through unique sounds and stunning looks. Aggressive Three different cymbals, created from three different metals, producing three different sounds, have one thing in common: Their bright responses are aggressive! Mb20 is powered by thick bronze for maximum projection. Mb10 delivers a more focused degree of cut. Mb8 slices through with a direct response. This trio delivers three levels of aggression designed to cut through the loudest music Clarity and Cut Loud. Louder. Loudest. From the loud Classics, to the louder Classics Custom to the loudest, Classics Custom Extreme Metal, this trio of innovative cymbals is all about high-energy response. These cymbals add pure punch wherever clarity and cut are a must. Ideal for pop, rock, and the most brutal metal imaginable, all three will get you heard. Innovation When you want something totally different – something wilder than normal – step into Generation X. There are no rules. Innovation is the reason these cymbals exist. This diverse collection of designs looks and sounds creative, even crazy, but it makes perfect sense if what you want are unique sounds to create your own sonic signature. First Step If you’re choosing your first set of real cymbals, HCS and MCS offer looks and sounds that are much more serious than their price tags suggest. Designed by the MEINL R&D team and crafted using our advanced technology, these two nicely priced series let you make your first set-up one that you can be proud of. After all, every drummer wants cymbals they feel good about, right? Take your pick – HCS in brass or MCS in bronze. The Sounds Darker sounds blend with the music, brighter ones cut through. Many players mix them together. The Bronzes Only MEINL offers four bronzes. High numbers deliver more tone; lower ones sound brighter and tonally tighter. More Info...

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